Well after all these years I may have had a drive failure that screws me over. My samsung 1 TB drive did not show up last time I booted up my computer, it was fine the night before with no issue or SMART errors. I have been busy this weekend so no real time to play around with it, but I figure it may be a logic board failure as the drive didn't make any horrible mechanical noises, and I noticed no slow acesses or or other issues. This was my main backup drive and was only 2 years old so I wasn't worried about it going out and I really need a lot of the data off this drive.
I was hoping maybe someone had the same drive that I could pull the board off of and get my data off, or if anyone had any tricks to try and get my data off the drive. I am going to try and see if I can get the drive to work tomorrow.
Have you tried most obvious "fixes" first, like re-seating or swapping cables?
Swapping the controllers most likely won't work. You can try to inspect the controller board carefully, there may be a few burned out resistors/capacitors which MAY (depending on your skill) be possible to replace and that MAY fix an issue... Or most likely not. Best bet is to find a good data recovery company and let them handle it.
Oh, and next time use something like RAID1 specifically for backup drives, external or internal - I've learned that long time ago, never lost any data from my external backup drives since then (even after some of them crapping out and dropping out of array).
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